Telling parents to worry that their children could be handed an highly-priced edible is just one more way to make marijuana and its customers the boogeyman.

There are several myths and legends that surround Halloween evening, and some are even rooted in truth and in history. Other folks, having said that, are not.

For instance, the origin of the “poisoned Halloween candy” story that returns each and every year to bedevil parents dates back to 1964 in Extended Island, New York, when a disturbed housewife there handed out treats containing arsenic. The lady, 47, claimed it was a “joke” and that she did it mainly because she believed some of the trick-or-treaters who rang her doorbell have been “too old.” She was later committed to a hospital for examination.

– Study the whole post at NBC News.